Chapter 14

Managing Course Data, Reports, Logs, and Statistics

In This Chapter

  • Backing up and restoring your data
  • Cloning your course and reusing it
  • Keeping track of your learners online
  • Generating reports
  • Collecting statistics and displaying them to your bosses

The content that you upload to your course and the activities you and your learners create and populate with information are the knowledge data, the value, in your course. The job isn't done when your term, semester, or training is completed — managing the knowledge is a key to your continued success as an online instructor. You need to make sure that the information you upload is kept up-to-date, ensure you optimize your files before uploading, and clear old material so that you don't use up your allocated space too quickly.

When you have an effective and efficient course running smoothly, your learners love it, and you're the envy of all your colleagues. Of course you don't want to have to re-create a course like that. This chapter shows you how to duplicate your whole course, rename it, and reuse it.

Because you created and made available a lot of content, you may want to see whether your learners are accessing it and how long they spend with various activities. This chapter introduces a number of Moodle tools you can use to keep track of your learners.

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